Catholic University of America Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 26 percent of universities by return on investment, Catholic University of America is a Roman Catholic university based in Washington, Washington DC, and it's home to around 4,000 undergraduates. This report is based on the responses of CUA graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Catholic University of America School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Registered Nurse (RN)$70,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Jul 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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About This School

620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064


Private School, Research University, Religious

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Graduates of CUA are found working in a number of different fields including the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, clinical care, and the software development industry. The health care information technology (it) services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from CUA amounts to $73K.


Fairfax, Va. is a hub for CUA graduates — a large number call this city home. It is also not uncommon to find former CUA students living and working in New York, N.Y. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of around $89K. On the other hand, CUA alumni who end up in Washington, DC receive the lowest median salary of $75K.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for CUA grads with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) (average earnings climb to $100K per year). Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $70K.


Approximately one-tenth of CUA grads wind up using Java at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Catholic University of America grads with Java abilities can expect to make 36 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $100K). Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Drupal, and SAP Crystal Reports is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though the larger part of alumni get paid time off for vacation, only two-fifths of alumni receive paid sick leave. The vast majority of alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance benefits extend to the vast majority of alums, and a large number of respondents sign up for dental plans. Catholic University of America alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Boston College grads report the most similar salaries to CUA alums, earning about $73K on average. Howard University, Lehigh University, and Teachers College at Columbia University are also similar to CUA.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
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* SAT writing score is not included.
1010 1220
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for Catholic University of America


48 %
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$51,136 - $82,812
$49,900 - $81,497

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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